This month, the NECC community will join together to celebrate Pride Month, which is held annually in June. Pride is a month-long national celebration of the diversity and unity within the LGBTQIA+ community. People of all genders and sexual orientations continue to celebrate and commemorate the tremendous strides that the LGBTQIA+ community has made throughout history. Pride is held in June to honor the uprising at the Stonewall Inn in New York City on June 28, 1969, which served as a catalyst for gay rights movements across the United States.
Pride represents a positive stance against discrimination and violence towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. These celebrations foster community engagement and promote positive changes that strengthen visibility and inclusivity.
NECC hopes you’ll join us this month as we reflect upon, celebrate, and honor the LGBTQIA+ communities at NECC and beyond. In addition to attending one of the many local celebrations or educational events, you can support your fellow LGBTQIA+ coworkers by reading one or more of the following:
Learn About Pride Month
What Does LGBTQIA+ Stand For?
Glossary of Terms
NECC is committed to cultivating an inclusive culture where all students, employees, families, and partners feel welcome, safe, and valued. NECC believes that fostering diversity and equity makes us a stronger, more successful community. To further its DEI mission, NECC established a DEI Task Force comprised of members representing every department and level within the organization. For more information on the NECC’s DEI Task Force, or for further information on how you can support your LGBTQIA+ colleagues not just this month, but throughout the year, contact [email protected].
Ask a Queer Chick by Lindsay King-Miller
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Romance in Marseille by Claude McKay
Sissy: A Coming-Of-Gender Story by Jacob Tobia
Speak Now by Kenji Yoshino
The Stonewall Reader anthology
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
Tasty Pride cookbook
The Queer Advantage anthology
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Black on Both Sides by C. Riley Snorton
Boys Don’t Cry
The Danish Girl
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
Ma vie en Rose
Paris Is Burning
Pay it No Mind: Marsha P Johnson
Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria
A Gay and a NonGay
Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox (specifically, episodes with Bernadette Smith, Jake Rostovsky, Steve Yacovelli, and Michael Bach)
Making Gay History
To L and Back